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at an incredible rate of two to three inches an hour in some spots. >> up to 12 inches in new york city to an incredible 3 feet in parts of connecticut. boston got smacked with two feet, leaving people there with a new big dig to deal with. ron who used to live in boston will remember the big dig. it was the largest public works project in the history of mankind. we have a new project for boston now. >> an extreme weather team is where the snow is this morning. fanned out across the storm zone. with the latest on what's to come, how to handle it when you get back on the roads, as well. >> our coverage of the blizzard of 2013, sam champion and ginger zee. let's go first to sam, our weather editor in new york's columbus circle this morning. sam, good morning. >> good morning, dan and bianna. we're on a side street here. this is andrew. we've been helping him dig out from the snowfall totals. this is his car. we're going to get it out for him this morning. we have the eight inches of snow. andrew, i'll step on the other side of this. and you keep going. we got about that eight inches of sn
. >> good morning, elizabeth and to you, george. muff kn much news to get to. former new york city mayer ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and helping to rescue new york from financial ruin. he died this morning, he was 88 years old. >>> we want to turn to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning show prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> the first may jr. read on how the economy is faring thus far. 165,000 jobs were created in january is what is expected to be reported today. the unemployment rate stands at 7.8%. >>> a $30,000 reward is being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> massive explosion at the head quarters of mexico's state run oil agency in mexico ci
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
. with hurricane-force winds blowing down entire walls. watch this gigantic load of snow plummet from a city rooftop. >>> the top-secret nomination revealed to get the first lady at the oscars. producers take a move straight out of "argo." robin's interview with the first lady. >>> and we're just moments away from revealing the sizzling new cast of "dancing with the sta " stars." our exclusive first look at the players and their partners. all joining us live. be ready to be surprised by who is ready to rumba in the ballroom. >>> and good morning, america. hello to lara and sam, up early again, out in l.a. this morning. just about an hour, we're going to have that live announcement on "dancing with the stars." stay around for that. robin getting some rest after the oscars. we're looking forward to sharing her interview with michelle obama. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to have you both back from los angeles. >>> we're going to have details on the crash coming in and on the monster blizzard, that sam was talking about. we're going to get that from him just ahead. it's been hit
-old boy and a survivalist and real no end in sight. abc's gio benitez is in midland city. >> good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff happening right there in the building. behind that building there in the distance. now, this for the first time we are learning new details about how it all started. this morning, a photo of the man police said launch a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding 5-year-old ethan against his will. communicating with the negotiators through the pipe >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinkin
're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3 inches in okc proper. west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i think manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. listen to me here. drive home home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low hour drive time home will be bit on the west side. 36 degrees with mostly cloudy the wind chill at 30 come andain will >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party city. >> party city. >> party city. one of my favorite places. >> i'll be
and plummeted to the ground in the city of luxor. people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient temples. there are eight or nine balloons. they do it almost every day. it's a fairly common activity. as we were coming in to land, i heard a loud explosion. saw smoke. i didn't realize it was another balloon. we were close to the ground. as you probably know, in the luxor, they burn the sugar cane. i assumed it was coming from the ground, not obviously one of the balloons. >> reporter: michelle said he couldn't see the other balloon until after his had landed safely. >> emergency vehicles started to arrive. over in next hour or two, we started to understand the extent of the tragedy. >> reporter: another woman described the scene to the bbc. >> it exploded in the air. and people were j
seven days since he stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort item, a red hot wheels car, potato chips, medicine. over the weekend, a press conference to thank the hostage tark. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. that's very important. >> reporter: meantime, late sunday, this tight-knit community buried bus driver chuck poland, who died prote protecting the children. >> ethan, hang tough little man. we love you. we're praying for you. >> reporter: little ethan's birthday is quickly approaching. he turn 6 in just a few days. amy? >> all right, gio. poor ethan and
moments on the highways due to that. new storm system moves in. just outside oklahoma city. amarillo, snow. santa fe. in some cases, 6 to 12 inches of snow. this movers to the new york city and washington, d.c. area by wednesday, wednesday night. a quick look at the big board. >> and coming up on "gma," more breaking news coverage of pope benedict's surprise resignation. >>> and the latest on the m manhunt for the rogue excop on the run. >>> what a night at the grammys. rihanna, sting, bruno mars, we have it all. well, planning, of course. and we got a lot of good advice. a few years ago, your mom and i put some money into a pacific life fixed annuity. it guarantees us an income for the rest of our lives, whether social security is all there or not. hey, hey! ♪ [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] to learn more about a guaranteed lifetime income from pacific life, visit pacificlife.com. so ditch the brown bag for something better. like our bacon ranch quesadillas or big mouth burger bites, served with soup or salad, and fries. starting at just 6 bucks, at chili's. these heads belong to those wh
on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort items -- a red
york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of this storm you get rain. that's the d.c. area. right along the coastal areas, where you see this flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal flooding in ar
. kansas city, digging out once again. and the heavy, wet snow, bringing down old trees. and creating a new danger, roof collapses. one man was killed after a roof buckled in oklahoma. in belton, missouri, a family narrowly made it out, after this wall came crashing down. >> it was like a big, huge salad bowl. that's when i realized, we have to get out. >> reporter: two hours west, in missouri's capital, jefferson city, the entire ceiling and front wall of this warehouse, destroyed. so, here at o'hare, and at many airports, it will be a day of playing catchup. and another busy day of digging out across the path of this storm. sam? >> alex, the middle of the country taking a wallop out of this storm system. as it continues to move east, there's still some snow left. we'll see maine, northern new york state, coming in with an additional six inches of snow there. we'll go through all of america's weather when we come back in a minute. elizabeth? >> sam, thank you so much. >>> and we're going to turn, now, to washington. and the grim countdown to the massive spending cuts that will kick in on f
, this ancient city almost looks normal. but it's not. we've heard artillery fire all day long. and these shops are empty. there's no tourism. internatnal sanctions are strangling businesses. and there is no end to this war in sight. josh? >> terry, thank you. and he'll be taking an inside look at the battle for damascus and what it means for u.s. international security tonight on "world news" and "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, new details about a potential motive in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. adam lanza may have been competing with another serial killer. "the hartford courant" newspaper found articles about the killing spree in norway, who bombed buildings at a youth camp, killing 77 people. the investigation is still ongoing. any theory is still specktive. >>> and new information on what left the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico last week. the coast guard now blames a leak in a pipeline that connects a fuel tank to one of the ship's engines. investigators say oil dripped on a hot surface and caught fire. >>> in business news. a potential mega
an italian villa city. >> it sure does. >> it's gorgeous. we salute you capitola, california. great stuff going on. 61 in sacramento. 67 at san francisco. palm springs at 75. phoenix, you're a couple degrees above normal at 68 degrees. there's a light dusting of snow away from the coastline. big cities didn't get it. we're getting drier air. 46 in philadelphia. 46 in new york city. we'll say 42 in boston. is ouregrees, that .emperature we are around the freezing mark around maryland. anything elevated, bridges and passes. pleasant conditions, and high 47 and 52. a great day. tomorrow, we will see some dayds move in late in the with a wintry mix late. much >> little cold front drops into florida. but beautiful skies across the gulf coast today. we'll have more weather when we come back in a minute. >> thank you, sam. >>> coming up on "gma," the high school sweetheart murder trial. a star football player accused of slashing his girlfriend to death. his defense is insanity. >>> and one cousin defending another. jenny mccarthy lashing out at the film critic who savaged melissa mccarthy in his
shot in the head during a training exercise. he was shot by a baltimore city police instructor at a facility in owings mills. commissioner says all training operation will be suspend until the investigation is compete. >> we are waiting to find out a cause for a house fire in northwest baltimore. this is video coming up last night after 7:00 near the 2200 lock of madison -- block of madison avenue. stay with abc2news.com and twitter for the latest on the story as they become available. >> let's see how the weather is shaping newspaper yes. we are dry right now. we will stay that way through the morning hours and we have the rain coming in from the south. this will work its way in and it will switch over to a snow as we go later into the evening around 7:00 we get the wintery mix but looking at the most accurate future trend we can see what's happening as we go through time. the snow back off toward the north and west and in that rain begins to work its way n on the backside we can wrap things up with no especially by tomorrow morning it will be slick outside. this is what to ex
totals. looking at six to eight inches in new york city. 12 to 24 in boston. when you get into maine, blizzard warnings in four states. we're getting reports of the heavier snow moving out of michigan. so we know this thing is getting started. if you want to time it out in your area, it's probably really a friday event for most locations. southern areas mixing with rain. northern areas all snow. stay up with your local abc stations for all the information on this big snow system. >> mildest cities, that list was brought to you by target. the heavier rain that moves through south georgia is really necessary. they're still in serious drought conditions in georgia. >> sam, thank you. >>> coming up, pour another cup of coffee. special announcement just minutes away. you see robin getting ready for her big return right there. her doctors say she is ready right now. when is she back on "gma"? she made lara happy. we'll tell you just ahead. >>> plus, a bombshell day in court in that breakup murder trial. jodi arias' shocking testimony on the stand. how she says her ex-boyfriend really treat
with rain. you'll end with snow on friday. you don't get the big total. new york city, you start with snow. you go to a mix of rain and ice in the middle of it. back to snow friday might. big snow. you'll get a heavier total there. boston, you'll probably end up and going and staying as snow. but the storm will explode beside you. you'll get the bigger totals. 12 to 24 inches. and in some cases, more than two feet of snow. we'll line it all out for you so you're not surprised by what you'll get out of the storm system. >> a whole bunch is coming. >>> now, to the breaking details about the manhunt happening right now in california. l.a. police are racing to find one of their own. a rogue cop suspected of gunning down a popular basketball coach and her fiance. david wright is in los angeles. and there are signs this man intends to keep on killing. >> reporter: good morning, george. it's possible he may have already killed again. at this hour, an ongoing police investigation has s interstate 15. and that's what irvine police are telling our affiliate, kabc. we're hearing reports that at least
on the board. and it looks like an italian villa city. >> it sure does. >> it's gorgeous. we salute you capitola, california. great stuff going on. 61 in sacramento. 67 at san francisco. palm springs at 75. phoenix, you're a couple degrees above normal at 68 degrees. there's a light dusting of snow away from the coastline. big cities didn't get it. we're getting drier air. 46 in philadelphia. 46 in new york city. we'll say 42 in boston. >>> "good morning maryland" and happy valentine's day. i'm meteorologist lynette charles and we are dealing with some patchy fog out there this morning. we are dry but there are some slick spots on the roadways as well. make sure you take it easy as you head out and about. 47 degrees will be our high temperature for today and the clouds will decrease as we go through time. so we will get plenty of sunshine in here. we have a new storm system working its way in here friday night into early saturday dropping rain and snow and on the backside of that system we are going to get very blustery as we head into sunday. >> little cold front drops into florida. bu
's the cold temperatures. look how cold it is for a lot of these cities that you were just talking about more than 350,000 still without power. and the numbers not pretty as we go into day two of digging out. at its peak it was a turbulent temper, demolishing seawalls in new hampshire sending the ocean into massachusetts's homes and forcing people and their belongings out. the nor'easter that immobilized more than 40 million americans this weekend is now off to sea. but its icy residue is feet deep. everywhere, encasing cars and responsible for taking at least nine lives. two to carbon monoxide poisoning including a 12-year-old boy. >> i'm asonning the son got cold so the father told him to sit in the father and the father started screaming he's not breathing. >> the exhaust pipe backed up with snow. obviously melt add way the snow but that's not always the case while the hidden dangers post-blizzard is starting a car and having carbon monoxide build up. more than 2,000 national guard troops in four states will be making their rounds to help today. all-time record snowfall for portland, maine
it the oscars of the dog world, the contenders arriving in new york city for the westminster kennel club show. the pampering boggles the mind, blow-outs, manicures and pilates. ♪ >>> and good morning, america, on this morning after a storm for the record books. now the nightmare of digging out begins. life won't be normal for days for some people with the power out for more than 350,000 homes and businesses, and travel still at a standstill in some areas. ginger zee leads our coverage of what they're calling the big snowcane of 2013. >> part hurricane and hurricane-force winds and ginger doing what she loves this morning. >>> also coming up on the eve of the grammy awards, nearly four years to the day after he assaulted his girlfriend rihanna, in trouble again. how he totaled his porsche overnight and the role the paparazzi may have played. >>> for us girls ain't no mountain high enough. ginger and myself. we jumped, raced and now we're climbing. icy temperatures couldn't stop us from going to mt. washington. dan and ron wouldn't come along so the girls braved it. >> just for the record, ro
-old was in imminent danger. abc's gio benitez has the latest from midland city, alabama. gio, good morning. >> reporter: amy, good morning. so often, we're telling stories with truly tragic endings. but this day is different. this story is about a little boy's rescue. overnight, 5-year-old ethan, seen here in a photo obtained exclusively by abc news, was evaluated at a nearby hospital. he arrived sitting up on a stretcher. and this morning, his family tells abc news, he is in good spirits and appears unharmed. even playing with his toy dinosaur. >> ethan, he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the call monday to raid the homemade, underground bunker, where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents managed to insert a small, high-tech camera into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a mat
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